The Ph.D. Program in Economics regrets to announce the passing of Professor Gayle DeLong, who died on January 5, 2022. Read more
The Graduate Center community is profoundly saddened by the passing of Fidel Perez, a network security administrator in the Office of Information Technology. Read more
The Graduate Center community is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Alphonse T. Vasquez. Read more
Distinguished Professor Charles W. Mills (Photo credit: Sam Alcoff)
Mills joined the Graduate Center faculty in 2016 and was lauded, most recently with the Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, for his groundbreaking book The Racial Contract. More than 20 years after its publication, The Racial Contract remains a seminal philosophy text. Read more
Barbara B. Stern at the Graduate Center's first commencement in 1965. She was the first woman to receive a Ph.D.
Stern was 25 and expecting her first child when she graduated in 1965. Her daughters discuss her path from English Ph.D. to marketing professor. Read more
Doctorates Number 1 and 10,000: Daniel N. Robinson (Ph.D. '65, Psychology) and Kristen Case (Ph.D. '09, English). Robinson hooded Case at Commencement in 2009.
Robinson, who was the first man to receive a doctorate from the Graduate Center in 1965, made a career out of being curious. Read more
Stanley Aronowitz (Credit: David Shankbone, Creative Commons)
The Graduate Center community is deeply saddened by the passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stanley Aronowitz, a scholar of labor and social movements and a civil and labor rights activist. Read more
Grzelewski joined the CUNY ASRC as its first budget director in October 2014. He died on August 12, 2021, and is deeply missed by his colleagues. Read more
Glenis R. Long (fourth from left) at commencement
The Graduate Center mourns the passing of Professor Emerita Glenis R. Long, who died on July 16, 2021. She is remembered as “a remarkable scientist, mentor, and collaborator in hearing-related fields for more than 40 years." Read more
A longtime New York Philharmonic percussionist, Lang taught in the Music doctoral program from 2007 to 2018. He died on July 5, 2021, at age 89. Read more